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Emase urges Teso South schools to embrace hybrid learning options

Emase urges Teso South schools to embrace hybrid learning options


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

KNA by Absalom Namwalo

Teso South MP Mary Emase has urged school principals in the sub county to embrace the hybrid learning option to improve the standard of education after the area failed to produce grade ‘A’ plain in the last 10 years.

Speaking at St Joseph’s Chakol secondary during the distribution of bursary cheques to bright and needy students, Emase challenged teachers to do benchmarking on top schools in the region like Butere Girls where the hybrid system has been effective leading to excellence results.

“Instead of lamenting about the meagre resources at your schools, why don’t you embrace the online learning method which has been tested in best national schools like Butere Girls and is working effectively?” Emase advised.

The legislator added that “the NG-CDF Teso South is ready to procure software and facilitate benchmarking exercise to reclaim the lost golden glory of our sub county where St. Monica Chakol Girls and St. Pauls Amukura were champions in the western region.”

Emase added that it was time for schools and learners to give value for the money noting that it’s worthless to benefit from a bursary scholarship for 4 years and produce grade Es.

“Let us be realistic sometimes. Why should we give you a scholarship for years only to get an E? It will be better if you just join TVET College after primary and acquire a skill of your choice which will be more useful to you in life,” she advised.

The progressive NG- CDF Teso South Constituency disbursed a total of Sh64 million education bursary cheques support to various beneficiaries and to help ease pressure on schools which were burdened by huge school fees areas.

“I want to urge our parents also to be responsible and supportive to our schools in order to ignite positive results. If you are benefiting from both the county and NGCDF bursary, why don’t you clear the fee arrears?” the legislator urged.

Emase warned parents against failing to shoulder their responsibilities thinking the government would cater fully for the education of their children.“Some parents are not serious as much as we want to blame school principals.

Someone with a balance of one thousand overlooks it until it accumulates a huge fee arrear prompting school heads to send students back home,” she added.

Emase however warned political leaders to keep politics out of schools and not to incite parents against teachers whenever the school produced poor results.

In the last year KCSE exams, Asinge Secondary produced D plain as the best mark in the school with 70% of the students getting grade E, a move that saw parents withdrawing their learners from the school citing poor management and political interference.

Courtesy; KNA

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